BC FIPA’s Notice of Civil Claim challenging the limits on 3rd party election advertising

BC FIPA filed a notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court on January 28, 2013 challenging the legality of the provisions in the BC Election Act dealing with 3rd party advertisers.

BC FIPA submits that the restrictions on 3rd party election advertising and the registration requirements for 3rd party election advertisers in the BC Election Act are a an unjustified violation of the right to free expression guaranteed by section 2(b) of the Charter.  BC FIPA seeks a change to the legislation so that anyone with expenditures below $500 are exempted from s. 239 of the Act.

Download the notice (pdf).

Notice of Civil Claim
No. 13 0335, Victoria Registry
January 28, 2013
Lawyer for BC FIPA:   Sean Hern